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Assistant Professor, Aquaculture

College of the Redwoods
Job Location:
Eureka, California
Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography

Position Type: Faculty

Department: Career Education

Location: Eureka


This position is for a full-time, grant-funded, non-tenure track Assistant Professor in Aquaculture based at the Eureka campus that seeks to prepare students for employment and further study in the field. The nascent Aquaculture Program will require a faculty member that has the capability to develop relevant curriculum and participate in the design, development and opening of a wet lab which will support this instructional program. The chosen candidate will develop and implement an Aquaculture A.S. degree and Certificate of Achievement based upon five aquaculture classes which will support local industry needs. The initial courses to be developed include an Introduction to Aquaculture, Applied Aquaculture, Introduction to Fisheries Biology, Salmonid Aquaculture and Cooperative Education. The first semester of employment will require curriculum and program development in anticipation of offering the first AQUA course offered during the second semester of employment. The successful candidate will lead the Aquaculture Department in serving our students, work collaboratively with Career Education faculty in other departments and will develop professional relationships with local employers and stakeholders that result in employment opportunities for students within the region. Teaching assignment may include night and weekend work, teaching via on-campus, online, and hybrid, and in synchronous and asynchronous course-delivery modalities.

Additional Responsibilities and Duties
  • Organize and participate in aquaculture advisory committee meetings.
  • Engage in institutional, program, degree, and course-level assessment.
  • Participate in the College's shared governance process.
  • Engage in professional growth via development activities in the discipline.
  • Participate in local outreach activities representing the Aquaculture Program.
  • Develop and maintain the College's investment in the Aquaculture Wet Lab.
  • Represent the College in issues related to Aquaculture and nurture positive relationships with students, colleagues, industry stakeholders, government agencies, media, and the general public (i.e. program maintenance, obtaining transfer/articulation agreements). 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Fisheries Biology/Aquaculture.
  • Previous teaching experience that provides the candidate with the ability to teach a broad range of aquaculture courses.
  • A minimum two years' experience in aquaculture production or a closely-related field.

Education and Experience

Education and Experience Minimum requirement: Any bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus two years professional experience directly related to aquaculture, or any associate's degree from an accredited college or university plus six years professional experience directly related to aquaculture.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity

It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices.

This position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Salary Grade: Based on education and experience

Salary: Starting Salary: $55,317 - $78,035/Annually (Salary range continues to a maximum of $121,877 based on education)

Contact(s): Human Resources

Contact Phone: 707-476-4140

Contact Email:

Start Date

Spring 2023

Posting Number: F00118P

Requisition Number: 21-088

Job Close Date: 09/12/2022

Open Until Filled: No

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 and its variants, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.

Forms are available through Human Resources to request COVID-19 vaccination exception in the following situations: a) medical excuse from receiving COVID-19 vaccine due to medical contraindication or precaution; b) disability; or c) religious objection based on a person's sincerely held religious beliefs, practice or observance.

College of the Redwoods Faculty Organization is the exclusive bargaining representative for College of the Redwoods faculty employees. Each employee hired into a faculty position shall contribute to the administration of this contract by membership dues or service fees.

Initial salary placement is determined by education and teaching/professional experience. Refer to the CRFO Collective Bargaining Agreement for specific details on salary placement.


Please refer to the College of the Redwoods Faculty Organization (CRFO) Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Application Process

Required Materials

Apply online at

You will need the information listed below to complete the online process. Submit required attachments as a pdf.
  1. 1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in the position and describing the candidate's qualifications for the position.
  2. Professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate.)
  4. A statement of Teaching Philosophy.
Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

Application Procedures

All documents included in your application file become the property of the District and will not be returned. Your application for this job posting will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each job posting. Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications even if the foreign transcript has previously been accepted by a different college or university in the United States. This transcript evaluation must be attached to the application in order to be considered complete. A list of suggested Transcript Evaluation Services can be found here.

To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the online application process by 5:00 p.m. PST on the closing or first review date.

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this job posting, please call Human Resources.

For assistance or information, please contact:

College of the Redwoods
Human Resources
7351 Tompkins Hill Road
Eureka, CA 95501-9300
Phone 707-476-4140
Fax 707-476-4421
TTY 711

Selection Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Expenses incurred in connection with the site interview will not be reimbursed.
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